Aerial Imagery, New Management Technologies Among NeATA Topics

Aerial Imagery, New Management Technologies Among NeATA Topics January 24, 2017

The annual Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association (NeATA) conference will be held Feb. 1-2 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, 2021 Transformation Dr., Lincoln.

The first day of the conference will be a full-day symposium on aerial imagery in agriculture. Six speakers, from both private industry and governmental agencies, will discuss satellite, plane and UAV platforms for capturing imagery, before participating in a panel discussion. Tours of the Food Processing Center and Greenhouse Innovation Center will be offered at the end of the day.

Day two speakers include Nebraska Extension Associate Dean Dave Varner and Jeremy Wilson, Technology Specialist for Crop IMS. Attendees will also be able to choose from 16 break-out offerings, covering topics including soil management, water management, data management, and machinery and hardware. The closing keynote speaker will be Agrifood innovation expert and data strategy consultant Lisa Prassack. Prassack will discuss assembling the precision agriculture puzzle for farm profit.

The conference begins at 10 a.m. on Feb. 1 and ends at 4 p.m. on Feb. 2.

The registration fee is $200 per person for both days or $125 for one day only. Students may register for $75 per person. There is no registration deadline.

The Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association is a membership network that provides a venue for members to share agricultural research experiences and knowledge related to current and emerging technologies in agriculture. Membership is not required to attend the conference.

For more information about the conference or to register, visit neata.org or contact Nebraska Extension Educator Nathan Mueller at 402-727-2775 or Nathan.mueller@unl.edu. For details on individual program sessions, see the program.